12 Design Tips To Make Your Cambridge Bathroom Feel More Spacious

Your Cambridge bathroom undoubtedly plays a vital role in your daily routine. However, your bathroom can and should be much more than just a place to grab a quick shower in the morning or before bed. Designing a more spacious and clutter-free interior is a great way to create a relaxing and luxurious place to unwind. Whether you’re working with a reasonably sized room or a more compact space, there are plenty of simple yet effective ways to ensure your bathroom feels sumptuous and spacious. To help you make the most of your renovation project and achieve a practical yet stylish interior, we’ve put together some of our top tips.

Create An Optical Illusion With A Generously Sized Mirror

When it comes to making a room feel bigger, adding a mirror has got to be the oldest trick in the book. As well as reflecting the opposite wall to create the illusion of space, a large mirror will help diffuse light throughout your Cambridge bathroom, making your interior feel airy and inviting. Mirrors also offer a great opportunity to add a creative touch to your space with a unique and stylish design.

Keep Your Colour Scheme Bright & Light

Another classic trick is to opt for a fresh neutral colour scheme. Bright colours such as white, pastels, beiges and cream are great at reflecting light, which will immediately make your bathroom feel more open. While we love the sleek, pared-back look of an all-white bathroom, go too minimalist and your space could appear a little cold and uninviting. Artwork, ornaments and houseplants are ideal for brightening up your interior.

Blend Walls & Floors Into One Seamless Surface

If there’s one kitchen colour scheme that’s sure to never go out of fashion, it’s a graceful neutral palette. Ranging from elegant greys to warm beiges, neutral tones possess the unique ability to bring together welcoming charm and bright radiance in perfect harmony. Subtle undertones of colour add character without compromising the soft yet fresh feel. A timeless neutral colour palette brings a luxurious and sophisticated quality to both classic and modern kitchens alike.

Opt For Minimal Modern Bathroom Furniture

With their clean lines, minimal detailing and smooth forms, a selection of modern bathroom furniture can help give your space a sleek and uncluttered look. Many contemporary bathroom ranges include wall-hung designs which effortlessly create a more spacious feel by freeing up your floor space. Back to wall toilets also offer a popular solution to creating a stylish, streamlined design.


Often it’s the small details that make the biggest impact, and even something as simple as a seamless shower tray can make your bathroom look much more open and stylish. While some shower trays can be fitted flush, you can also create an even more flawless effect by doing away with a shower tray altogether in favour of a wet room-style design. To do this, you will need to fully tank your room and angle your subfloor towards a drainage area before laying suitable tiles throughout the space as normal. Pair this type of walk-in design with a simple glass screen, and your luxurious new shower will be almost invisible.

Combine A Shower & Bath In One

Who doesn’t dream of soaking away in a breath-taking spa-like freestanding bathtub? While a freestanding tub can work well in a compact bathroom, we would caution against trying to cram too many features into your room if you don’t have the space. If you need to include a shower and bath in your design, consider freeing up your floor space by combining both with a clean and stylish over-bath shower.

Lose The Bath Altogether

If you’re not a big fan of long leisurely soaks in the bath, why not lose your tub altogether and invest in a glamorous and spacious walk-in shower? A large, open wet-room or shower room offers a much more luxurious showering experience than a cramped cubicle or over-bath shower. The only thing to bear in mind is that young families often require a bathtub, and thus getting rid of your bath could impact the sale of your property further down the line.

Use Built-In Shower Niches

Keeping your Cambridge bathroom clutter-free is key to creating an inviting and relaxing space to spend time in. However, you don’t have to hide everything out of sight to make your room feel neat and tidy. Built-in niches are ideal for storing towels, ornaments and your favourite toiletries. As well as allowing you to craft a lovely display, they are ideal for making use of the wall cavity that hides your plumbing.

Add Stylish Shelves

If you have decided to keep your bathroom renovation simple or don’t have the option to include integrated wall niches, straightforward shelves can make a great alternative. Solutions that stay off the floor offer a practical way to create a spacious feel without compromising storage space.

Hide Toiletries Out of Sight In A Mirrored Vanity

Combining storage and style, a mirrored wall vanity is a fantastic multifunctional product to include in your bathroom. Offering all the beneficial properties of a mirror alongside room to keep medicines and small toiletries neatly tucked away, they make a great solution to maximising small spaces.

Keep Your Storage Organised

When it comes to creating a spacious and clutter-free Cambridge bathroom, making sure you have plenty of storage is a must. However, if you don’t keep your storage organised, staying on top of the tidying can be a challenge. Investing in internal drawer organisers or storage containers can help ensure everything has a place.

Choose Your Storage Vanity Wisely

From simple wall-mounted basins to vast double vanity units, there are plenty of options to choose from when deciding how to use the space below your sink. Wall-hung vanities are ideal for opening up your floor area and creating a spacious feel, but, if you’re looking to maximise storage, a traditional base cabinet could be a better choice. You will need to weigh up your individual requirements when planning your design.


With bedrooms often taking priority when it comes to the floorplan of our homes, many of us could benefit from introducing a few space-saving bathroom features to our design. Ranging all the way from adding a mirror to getting rid of your bath, there are a huge variety of simple and dramatic solutions to making your Cambridge bathroom feel more spacious. If you would like to know more about designing a bathroom that’s more than just a place to get ready in the morning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly expert team. You can call our Cambridge showroom on 01223 213266 or email us at info@cambridgekitchens.co.uk. Or to meet our team in person, please click here.